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  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • Illinois's No Salary History + Equal Pay

    10/11/2019 3:14:56 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 21 replies
    Illinois work net ^ | 10/9/2019 | Mike Madigan
    Illinois's new No Salary History law went into effect on September 29th, which means that employers will no longer be allowed to ask job applicants for past wages during the hiring process. It's a huge victory for equal pay! The practice of using past pay to determine salary offers is a major contributing factor to the gender wage gap. We want to make sure all of Illinois knows about this win for economic justice! So Women Employed has created a toolkit to help job applicants understand their rights, employers understand their responsibilities, and advocates spread the word. As a valued...
  • Meat industry sues California for animal protection 'overreach'

    10/05/2019 11:08:19 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 15 replies
    Reuters via YAHOO ^ | October 4, 2019 | Jonathan Stempel
    California was sued on Friday by the largest U.S. trade group for meat packers and processors, which wants to block enforcement of a voter-approved measure requiring farmers to provide more space for animals being raised for food. The North American Meat Institute, whose members include processors such as Tyson Foods and retailers including Walmart, said enforcing Proposition 12 would hurt producers and consumers by significantly increasing their costs. It also said the measure, which passed last November with 63% of the vote, was an "overreach" that violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by requiring out-of-state producers to comply with California's...
  • U.S. launches antitrust probe into California automaker agreement

    09/06/2019 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 6, 2019 | David Shepardson
    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards violated antitrust law, people briefed on the matter said on Friday. The antitrust division’s chief, Makan Delrahim, sent Aug. 28 letters to the four automakers saying the government was concerned the agreement “may violate federal antitrust laws” but adding it had “reached no conclusions,” according to a document seen by Reuters. The letters asked the automakers to meet with the division “and provide us with more information regarding the formation of that agreement” and...
  • The Roots of Boeing’s 737 Max Crisis: A Regulator Relaxes Its Oversight

    07/31/2019 7:43:15 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2019 | Natalie Kitroeff, David Gelles and Jack Nicas
    SEATTLE — In the days after the first crash of Boeing’s 737 Max, engineers at the Federal Aviation Administration came to a troubling realization: They didn’t fully understand the automated system that helped send the plane into a nose-dive, killing everyone on board. Engineers at the agency scoured their files for information about the system designed to help avoid stalls. They didn’t find much. Regulators had never independently assessed the risks of the dangerous software known as MCAS when they approved the plane in 2017. More than a dozen current and former employees at the F.A.A. and Boeing who spoke...
  • new driver training regulations that may hurt its ability to hire drivers

    07/12/2019 6:35:56 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    Bizjournal.com ^ | 6-28-2019 | Brendan Ward
    United Parcel Service Inc. has asked for exemptions from 2020 entry-level driver training regulations that would hurt the company’s ability to hire new drivers, according to a report from FreightWaves. The new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules would require behind-the-wheel and theory driver training instructors to have two years experience and to have held a commercial driver’s license for two years. “If it has to comply with the instructor qualification requirements, UPS would not be able to use a minimum of 25% of its current certified driver instructors,” UPS said, according to the logistics news site. Looking forward two...
  • Big Government Is Not the Answer to Climate Change

    07/09/2019 2:44:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Nicolas Loris
    In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age. When that didn’t happen, a few decades later we were told that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000. Despite the consistent failure of these apocalyptic warnings, that hasn’t stopped climate change alarmism. We’re now being told we only have 12 years to combat climate change, and the solution is to fundamentally dismantle the system of...
  • Cuomo’s rent regulation will destroy NYC’s housing market

    06/13/2019 6:21:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    nypost ^ | 06/12/2019 | Steve Cuozzo
    In promising to sign a dumb and destructive bill to immortalize rent regulation — a step that will keep tenants who pay artificially low rents in over 1 million apartments from ever giving them up — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has basically told everyone else in New York City to go to hell. It makes it likely that no new apartment buildings will rise. It guarantees that existing ones will decay. It will make repairs and upgrades prohibitively expensive for landlords who must eke out puny profits from properties that require major reinvestment, but where they can’t charge enough rent to...
  • IRS redux? Feds snub top-performing ‘Freedom’ credit union, but bend the rules for Big Labor

    06/01/2019 9:33:15 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 1, 2019 | Wayne Hoffman
    Federal regulators need to explain why they’ve granted a perpetually-floundering California credit union that serves organized labor permission to raise money from investors—especially considering those regulators haven’t given the same green light to a strong and growing credit union that serves rural Idahoans. Credit unions are member-owned nonprofits and generally can use only retained earnings for expansion plans. If a credit union wants to grow using secondary capital from investors, it must first seek permission from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), which is supposed to evaluate the credit union’s stability and financial position before giving the green light. A...
  • Despite their claims, "monopoly" is at the core of progressive ideology

    05/19/2019 8:31:21 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Progressivism has been with us for just under 120 years now, destroying the country. Since day one, these people have staked their claim on the purity that they always have and always will stand against monopoly. Not so fast. Public posturing and the resulting public policy compared with the core ideological belief are two very different things. Progressives stand for and are ardent believers in the absolute regulation or complete nationalization of everything in sight, believing that government is the only entity that has any responsibility to be engaged in this, that, or the other thing. How dare they claim...
  • Legislature’s inaction on agency regs may be its greatest accomplishment

    04/15/2019 4:05:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | April 12, 2019 | Wayne Hoffman
    The most monumental thing the 2019 Idaho Legislature did is what it didn’t do: The Legislature didn’t reauthorize thousands of pages of agency regulations. Those regulations, euphemistically called administrative rules, will expire this summer. The regulations cover every aspect of Idaho life, from public education to professional licenses. There’s a rule for just about everything, and those rules have the full force of law. The Legislature’s decision to do nothing is more or less the product of a spat between the House and the Senate, but the end result is still fantastic. Gov. Brad Little’s administration will need to reinstate...
  • NYC Bill Would Outlaw Unfair Terminations in the Fast Food Industry

    03/22/2019 10:20:42 PM PDT · by OddLane · 49 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 3/14/19 | Billy Binion
    In recent years, the Big Apple's fast food industry has trailblazed for employee protections and higher wages, particularly as the driving force behind the "Fight for 15." It's a battle they won with the passage of New York's $15 minimum wage law. Now they're setting their sights on eliminating unfair firings. "Workers have told me they've been fired for no reason at all," Democratic City Councilman Brad Lander, who introduced a bill to ban the practice in the fast food industry, told The Guardian. "Should employers have the right to fire people for any reason, including the most trivial reasons?...
  • The FDA Needs To Leave Vaping Alone

    03/17/2019 4:20:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    It’s not often I’m happy to see a bureaucrat leave their job. That’s not entirely true, I would like to see every bureaucrat leave their job and would cheer wildly if they did. But I’m cheering one specific bureaucrat leaving his job because he was particularly dangerous at it – Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Why would I, and why should you, care that the head of the FDA has given his notice? Because, if you’re like me, or care about anyone in the future who might be, his resignation might just save lives. Like too many people,...
  • Big Government Overregulation Threatens Small Business Lifeblood of the Economy

    12/08/2018 12:49:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Peter Ferrera
    Dodd-Frank overregulation caused increased concentration in banking, squeezing out smaller banks in favor of bigger banks that could more easily absorb increasing regulatory costs. That naturally restricted credit to smaller businesses that were more regularly served by smaller, more regional banks, more likely to have developed relations with small local businesses. But in typical abundance of centralized bureaucrat overcaution, Dodd Frank over regulation also clamped down more harshly on small business lending as inherently more risky. More risky it is. But small business is also the lifeblood of the economy, as small business has long generated most new jobs in...
  • California Mandates Adding Women to Corp Boards [semi-satire]

    10/08/2018 10:11:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    The California Legislature passed, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed, a new law requiring that every corporation located in the state have at least one female board member by the end of 2019 and three by the end of 2021. Democrat State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, author of the legislation, asserted that the new requirement "will make businesses more successful. Everyone knows that women are smarter than men. Requiring that they be given more leadership roles will inject a greater degree of raw intelligence into corporate decision-making." The legislation is modeled on similar laws in Norway and France. "If a pair of...
  • Apple CEO: Government needs to step in and regulate privacy

    10/03/2018 7:14:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mike Ciandella
    While insisting that he is “not a pro-regulation kind of person,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the free market has failed to provide adequate protections for privacy, and he believes it is time for the government to step in. Here’s what you need to know During an interview on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” which aired on Tuesday, Cook said: I’m not a pro-regulation kind of person. I believe in the free market deeply. … But I think you have to recognize when the free market doesn’t produce the result that’s great for society. You have to ask yourself: What...
  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • Obama Claims Credit for Economic Boom [semi-satire]

    09/09/2018 10:23:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    As we move closer to the mid-term election day, the stream of favorable economic news following the Republican tax cuts and President Trump's moves toward deregulation has spurred former President Obama to step forward to try to make the case that his policies were the real source of the current boom. In a speech at the University of Illinois, Obama attempted to persuade people that "the credit for the prosperity that is breaking out today truly belongs to me. The GOP tax cuts wouldn't have been as effective if taxes hadn't been so high during my term. Likewise for the...
  • Trump’s Rollback of CAFE Mandates Is a Big Win for Car Buyers, Consumer Choice

    08/22/2018 10:25:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 16, 2018 | Nicolas Loris
    The Trump administration recently proposed the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. The proposed rule offers modifications to Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards with a “preferred alternative” for model years 2021 through 2026. Without a doubt, the Trump administration’s proposed revision is a welcome victory for consumers’ wallets and for consumer choice. The Obama administration implemented fuel-efficiency mandates that would force auto manufacturers to have a fleetwide fuel-economy average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The new rule’s “preferred” change would maintain the existing fuel-economy mandate through 2020 (increasing to 37 mpg) and keep the level at...
  • California Wildfires caused by Federal and State regulators

    08/08/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by olepap · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jul 20,2018 | Chuck DeVore
    As timber harvesting permit fees went up and environmental challenges multiplied, the people who earned a living felling and planting trees looked for other lines of work. The combustible fuel load in the forest predictably soared. No longer were forest management professionals clearing brush and thinning trees